Foxterrier (long-haired)

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

12 months

Height (Shoulder height)

38 cm

Weight

8 kg

Coat texture

medium length / undercoat / wavy / wiry / dense / beard and bushy eyebrows

Coat color

white&loh and/or black, multicolored

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases / deafness / primary lens luxation / congenital cataract / degenerative myelopathy / myasthenia gravis / heart diseases / Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease / cerebellar ataxia / Distichia / ectopic ureter

Food expenses per month in €

about € 26

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Very atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn

Medium

Exercise

Needs a lot of exercise

Nature

sporting / alert / playful / stubborn / lively / stubborn

Bred for

fox hunt

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / eye diseases / deafness / primary lens luxation / congenital cataract / degenerative myelopathy / myasthenia gravis / heart diseases / Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease / cerebellar ataxia / Distichia / ectopic ureter

Dog type according to FCI

terriers

FCI description

Terriers were bred to hunt mice and rats and to drive badgers and foxes out of the burrow. Here they are on their own. They had to decide for themselves what to do, be dauntless and fearless. Hesitant behaviour could cost them their lives, so they reacted to threats with resistance. Bull-like terriers grabbed hold in the fight against bulls or other dogs and were trained to hurt their opponent and never give up.

Almost all terriers have a pronounced hunting instinct, are persevering, courageous and stubborn. Their temperament must not be underestimated, even with good education they usually keep their own head and can become tyrants if they do not get enough species-appropriate activity and above all can live out their hunting behaviour. But they are also available for other activities. Since they are/have been left on their own, especially in caves, extreme caution is required with children when they crawl under tables etc. where a terrier has found his place.

Short description

The Foxterrier is very vivid and a passionate hunter. He is intelligent and loves to work. He is very focused and feisty whether it be dog sports or playing. A soft but firm training is recommended, as he tends to be headstrong. Overall, they are friendly and loving companions.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.